How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months!

Computers & Internet, Professional & Technical, Self-Help and Personal Development

By John Locke

Publisher : John Locke, an Imprint of Telemachus Press, LLC (June 17, 2011)

ABOUT John Locke

John Locke
New York Times best-selling author John Locke is the international best-selling author of sixteen books in four different genres. He is the 8th author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle. Locke has had four books in the top ten at the same time, including #1 and #2. His Do More...



Now, for the first time ever, John Locke reveals the marketing system he created to sell more than 1,100,000 eBooks in five months!

His Credentials:

John is the eighth author in the world—and the first self-published author in history—to have sold 1 million eBooks on Kindle!

He is the first self-published author to hit #1 on the Amazon/Kindle Best Seller’s List, and the first to hit both #1 and #2 at the same time!

He is a New York Times best-selling author!

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly!

He has had 4 of the top 10 books on Amazon/Kindle at the same time, including #1 and #2!

He has had 7 books in the top 34 and 8 books in the Top 50 at the same time!

These numbers are not positions within a category. They are positions that include all Kindle sales including fiction, non-fiction, magazine subscriptions, and game apps!

By the middle of March, 2011, it had been calculated that “every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.”

…All this was achieved PART TIME, without an agent, publicist, and at virtually no marketing expense!


An Unbiased And Unpaid Review From An Author, February 17, 2013
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To be blunt, I'm a business author that saw this title and thought "THAT'S what I want to know"

Locke has a system, and it works. He utilizes pricing, multiple titles, Twitter, Blogging, Facebook, and e-mailing to build a following. Maybe nothing earth shattering so far, but not bad advice. The negative reviews are from people not seeing the real value here, I think.

Locke uses Blog posts that really suck you in. The blog posts are probably his finest writing, and they really work to segment the audience. His idea of "Borrowed Loyalty" may not be unique, but it was presented well, and the idea itself is massively effective.

The book takes longer than it needs to tell the story, but it isn't a boring read. If you write series fiction, I can promise you this book has some real advice from a marketing mind (most fiction authors don't think like this, I find).

For a business author like me? Not as valuable. But for the price of a cheap lunch, not bad advice at all.

Some other reviewers attack the author for using paid reviews. So? Maybe I wouldn't pay for them either. But we all ask friends, relatives, other authors, and others for reviews. And reviews are one of the pillars that get Kindle to notice your book.

His advice (I'm paraphrasing here) of find a niche, segment the niche, gather a loyal following, market to that following with multiple good advice.

His segment on building compelling characters is interesting too.

The book reads like he wrote it in a weekend, But a weekend with a Mega selling author...for ten bucks? Not a bad deal.
Learn from the master, June 20, 2011
Paul Jones (Las Vegas) 
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John Locke is THE most successful indi-author out there. With 8 books to his name, one of which is bought somewhere in the world every 7-seconds (according to his figures)and a fan-base that numbers in the millions, Locke is a self-publishing powerhouse and a hero to many independent authors. As an author myself, I've followed his tweets, his blogs and his interviews trying to glean some kind of inkling into how he achieved his phenomenal success, but there was very little real information to be found -- until now.

How I sold 1 million eBooks in 5 Months! outlines precisely how John achieved his success using his self-developed, step-by-step marketing system that shows you what worked for him, how to implement his strategy for yourself and, in my opinion just as importantly, what didn't work, so you don't waste your valuable time.

The book is only 65-pages long but it is packed to the gills with the kind of priceless marketing information and insight that a self-published author could only ever dream of. While there are aspects of his system that you will have read elsewhere (build a website, get a blog etc.) it's the added detail that makes this book shine over other ebook-marketing books, and unlike other e-marketing books, John presents us with a plan, rather than just a list of suggestions. Each section lists the specific process and actions to follow that have helped John achieve his success. For instance, in the section covering interviews he recommends that you develop quotable sound bites (such as his now famous quote: "I no longer have to prove my books are as good as the world's most famous authors'. Now they have to prove their books are ten times better than mine"). He simply could not make it any easier for us, the rest is up to us.

If you're an indie-author, do yourself a favor, spend the $5 on this book. You will not be disappointed.

Paul Antony Jones